Protecting animals and the environment is the mission of humane wildlife control services. At Skedaddle, we are constantly working to bring you the most up to date technology and resources to keep animal families intact and healthy while protecting your family and property.
Our technicians are trained specialists in animal biology and behaviour. It is essential to understand why animals act the way they do to help protect them and deter future intrusions. Here are some questions that may interest you about our processes.
Why Are Specialized Technologies Needed To Protect Animals?
Over the years, we have developed technologies that help homeowners locate problems and provide lasting solutions. Our methods are designed to prevent animals from returning and taking up residence in your home.
Most people call for assistance once they realize animal visitors are in the home, so we have a process for dealing with infestations and getting your life back to normal. DIY methods are ineffective and may cause harm to wildlife. Plus, you often need clean-up and preventative measures to handle the issues properly and safely.
How Does the Baby Box Work?
One of the most essential steps in humane animal removal is the protection of families. For example, if you seal off an entry point during birthing season, a mother could be cut off from accessing her young. This does not solve the initial problem and results in a poor outcome for animal families.
We use baby boxes placed where animals (squirrels, raccoons and skunks) are entering the home. When a mother leaves to feed, the babies are taken from the nest and put in the box right next to the entry point. This and all other entry points are then sealed to prevent reentry.
Without the ability to get inside your home (typically attics), the mother will remove the babies from the box and seek an alternative den for her young. Urban wildlife normally keep 7-10 den sites in any given neighbourhood, so this move will not disturb their ability to raise their young safely.
What Is Thermal Imaging?
When animals make living arrangements inside your home, they are reluctant to leave. They appreciate the warmth and security, too. Your home provides a safe environment out of the reach of predators and is a handy source of food. There are also plenty of materials to chew on and items to make nests.
It is challenging to locate all of the places animals travel to around your home. Thermal imaging is state-of-the-art technology that employs thermal-imaging cameras that capture heat radiating off of animal bodies.
This heat appears as infrared energy that is converted into images. The best part is that no light is needed to get a clear image and locate critters inside your home. Technicians can see the types of animals within the house and determine if there are established colonies. This technology makes it easier to be sure all of the nests are located before wildlife removal, and allows us to pinpoint the location of all wild animals before we begin our removal
Where Do You Use Exclusion Sealant?
It is essential to seal all of the places where animals sneak into your home. While sealing large holes and openings is an obvious necessity, small holes are just as inviting, especially to rodents. Mice can squeeze through pencil-sized holes.
Using a quality silicone sealant is essential for a complete barrier against small creatures. A technician will assess your home for entry areas and seal those points to keep animals from getting inside again.
Choose Humane Animal Control
At Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, our expert technicians use the latest technologies for humane wildlife control and removal. With our proven three-step process, we protect animal families and our customers. Contact us today to learn more about our humane wildlife control technologies and to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians.